Category Archives: Native American Jewelry

Why is Turquoise Significant in Native American Culture?

Why is Turquoise Significant in Native American Culture?

Turquoise holds a special significance in Native American culture, meaning something profound and specific to individual tribes. Referred to as the “stone of life,” many believe it is a living mineral because of its ability to change colors depending on its environment. A Living Stone All Native Americans believe that the earth is living and… Continue Reading

Colors & Meanings Among Native Americans

Colors & Meanings Among Native Americans

Native Americans use beautiful and distinctive designs and colors in everything from clothing to face paint. Did you know that those colors have specific meanings? They are used symbolically to tell stories visually and they represent a wide range of things from elements in the natural world to personal characteristics and more. Red The color… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Kachina House

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Kachina House

At Kachina House we have a vast array of Native American arts and crafts, and for Valentine’s Day we wanted to focus on several that would make great gifts for the special someone in your life who loves all things Native American. Kachina House understands that some people prefer unique gifts: something that says, “I… Continue Reading

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

From necklaces to bracelets, rings and earrings, when it comes to Native American jewelry, each and every piece has a story. Handmade from sterling silver and accented with turquoise, spiny oyster and other colorful, natural materials, Native American jewelry is both incredibly beautiful and completely unique among pieces created by other cultures. Why? Because the… Continue Reading

Storing Your Native American-Made Jewelry

Storing Your Native American-Made Jewelry

Since we recently discussed Native American jewelry – the meaningful turquoise stone in particular – we thought it only fitting to also talk about Native American jewelry and keepsake boxes. Carved, etched and handbuilt from an array of region-specific materials, they are perfect for storing your rings, earrings and necklaces (along with an endless assortment… Continue Reading